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Member Since 17 Oct 2005
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In Topic: Can YOU land a plane if you have to?

Yesterday, 07:32 AM

Something like a Cessna? Yes because done landings as P2 and I've a few 100 hours P1 as a sailplane pilot

 

A jet, with the throttle lag that implies? I suspect it might not end well.

 

http://www.flyingmag...ying/moving-jet is an interesting read.


In Topic: Team France

Yesterday, 04:58 AM

Chamonix? Plenty of ungroomed to amuse. But most of them are on snowblades. Best used on piste, so I'm told. As for me, I'm sticking to skis as I don't feel the urge to make it harder.


In Topic: AC50 Boat Porn

17 January 2017 - 09:18 AM

Says it all that "AC50 porn" instantly turned into a leadmine nostalgia-fest.


In Topic: Poll: Club sail racing membership requirements

17 January 2017 - 06:41 AM

There is a pretty much standard UK model for this, applied by most clubs, which your poll doesn't capture.

 

Clubs run club events, most weekends and usually one weekday evening (summer). They also run a certain number of open events, some clubs run many, some only a few a year. Open events are usually but not always for specific classes.

 

Club events are for club members only, No race fees apply.

 

Open events are open to anybody who belongs to a sailing club (or the RYA). There is a race fee, which may be discounted for club members.

 

It is common for clubs to offer low-cost out-of-season club membership for people who want to do club racing outside the summer period.


In Topic: AC doesn't really interest core sailors

16 January 2017 - 07:15 AM

 

 

The billionair cupholder finances the venue


Not in AC35. It is the other way around.

 

I was told the dredging was on Larry's account.
The venue of Bermuda is a dream location.
Steady winds, little waves inside the Atol, nice temperatures.
Good thinking..
Correct me if I am wrong;
I cannot be told all the expensive infrastructural investments are being paid by the (British) government.

 

 

 

Who told you "the dredging was on Larry's account"? I doubt that is true. Disputes over who pays for what is the main reason AC35 is not in SF,

 

In any case, the British government would not be paying. Bermuda is self-governing for most purposes, including its finances.